Summary: Perfect for science teachers, parents and kids with big curiosities, Bytesize Science is an educational, entertaining podcast for young listeners from the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. Available every Wednesday morning, it translates scientific discoveries from ACS’ 36 journals into intriguing stories for kids of all ages about science, medicine, energy, food and much more.
Episode 47 – Titanium on the Cranium
Episode 46 – It’s elemental! Everything is in the Atoms Family
Find out how the infamous poison dart frog uses chemistry to defend itself.
Episode 45 – New memory that can hold music and photos for a BILLION years
Here's a story that might float your boat: Researchers in China are reporting the development of miniature super-bouyant boats that float better than anything else out there. These boats float so well that an ordinary life preserver made from the same material might support a horse without sinking!
Episode 44 – Tales of the Trojan horse drug and the miracle dogs
Episode 43 – Presto! Fast color-changing material may lead to better sunglasses
Episode 42 – A Colorful New Weapon in the Battle of the Bugs
Episode 41 – Painting superbugs into a corner
Scientists in Sweden and Japan have come up with a new material, made from the cellulose in plant cell walls, that is stronger than cast iron.
Imagine spaceships the size of a birthday cake zooming through the solar system. They snap pictures of other planets and send the images back to scientists on Earth. Some work as communications satellites. They relay TV programs, text messages, telephone signals and the Internet. Some may even be spy satellites with cameras powerful enough to snap people’s photos from hundreds of miles up in the sky. Now, one scientist has made a discovery that may make that sci-fi vision come true.
Episode 40 – New nanogenerator may charge iPods and cell phones with a wave of the hand
Episode 39 – The buzz on career changes in bees
Episode 38 – Clothing to crow about: Jeans of wheat and feather dresses
Ah, Paris. Land of the Eiffel Tower, delicious French bread and… tropical rainforests? Sacrebleu! It seems unlikely, but scientists have discovered evidence that France may have been a hot, wet tropical rainforest 55 million years ago.